Impact & Benefits

Impact & Benefits

Now, more than ever, we need a framework to equip young people for life across the United States, the Award provides that framework. As a result of participating in the Award program, young people will demonstrate gains or greater proficiency in these areas.

Outcomes for young people

  • Confidence
  • Ability to manage feelings
  • Resilience and determination
  • Building relationships and leadership
  • Creativity and adaptability
  • Planning and problem-solving
  • Civic & intercultural competence
  • Personal and social well-being
  • Communication

Impact Measures

  • Improved employability and earning potential
  • Improved physical health and fitness
  • Improved mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Increased engagement with charitable and community causes
  • Improved environmental impact
  • Increased social cohesion and community cohesion
  • Reduced offending


Unfortunately, completing a college degree doesn’t guarantee a job in today’s competitive labor market. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award provides individuals with values and experiences that are highly sought after in the workforce. From the service/volunteering completed to the adventure an Award holder took on, employers are seeking well-rounded employees.

Around the world, employers are recognizing the value of completing the Award as the consider candidates:

The Award provides young people with the skills which are held in high stead with RSM. Here at RSM we think it is important to recognize these attributes and allow them to be used in everyday life, including the work place. We understand that young people with a DofE Award will have experiences and will have faced challenges which will set them up for their working life.”

– David Gwilliam, COO, RSM in the UK


One of the greatest services we can do for our young people is to give them the skills and confidence needed to enter an increasingly competitive and complex work environment. I applaud the Award on the contribution it has made to this endeavor over the last 60 years.”

– Paul Polman, former CEO, Unilever UK


The Award is a fantastic charity that equips young people with essential professional skills such as leadership and teamwork.”

– Eileen Naughton, MD, UK and Ireland Google

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